In the first segment I am joined by film programmer Melissa Lyde who curates Alfreda’s Cinema, a monthly film series with an emphasis on filmmakers of color and art films. The series takes place at Videology in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and the next event, a screening of Seven Songs For Malcolm X, will take place on February 27th at 7PM. Melissa is joined by filmmaker La’Tovia Gary who discusses her work which is primarily experimental in nature.
After that I am joined by author Noah Isenberg who discusses his new book, We’ll Always Have Casablanca (2017, W. W. Norton & Company), which is currently available. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the iconic film and in this segment Noah & I dig deeper into why Casablanca is everyone’s favorite movie. In this particular time where anti-immigration and nationalism is in the air, Michael’s Curtiz’s film feels more relevant than ever. Don’t miss this great conversation. And buy the book.
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Ep 289: Tom Hall, Morgan Neville, Jessica Edwards, Chad Gracia, Fedor Alexandrovich & Scott Rogowsky
Filmwax Radio Live: Montclair Film Festival Edition with Executive Director Tom Hall, and filmmakers Morgan Neville, Jessica Edwards & Chad Gracia. Also appearing are Fedor Alexandrovich and Scott Rogowsky.
Filmwax Radio Live: Montclair Film Festival Edition, a free event, will take place Friday, April 24th, 6:45PM at Videology in Williamsburg with loads of guests from the festival.
This episode was recorded live at Videology in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with guests Dan Nuxoll (Director of Programming of Rooftop Films), and filmmakers Onur Tukel (Summer of Blood), Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behavior), and Gillian Robespierre (Obvious Child).
“I know you like rooves,” I said, in my first email inviting someone to a Rooftop screening.